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on leaks by edward snowden. in a moment we will be joined by journalist glenn greenwald who first broke the snowden story. first, we turn to saturday's protest in washington. it was organized by the stop watching us coalition. jesselyn radack, a former justice department who now works for the government accountability project, read a message from edward snowden. >> we are here to remind our government officials that they are public service -- servants. this is about the unconstitutional, unethical, and immoral actions of the modern- day surveillance state, and how we all must work together to remind the government to stop them. know,bout our right to our right to associate freely, and to live in a free and open democratic society. [applause] witnessing an american moment in which ordinary people from high school to high office stand up to oppose a dangerous trend in government. we are told what is unconstitutional is not illegal. but we will not be fooled. we have not forgotten the fourth amendment in our bill of rights prohibits government that only from searching our personal effects
on information from edward snowden, following allegations that president obama approved spying on german chancellor angela merkel. the white house denies that. congressman peter king and former vice president dick chaney said the u.s. should stop apologising for the nsa surveillancism. >> overall intelligence is important and need to be preserved. >> the reality is the nsa saved thousands of lives, not just in the united states, but france and germany and throughout europe. the french are ones to talk - the fact is they've carried out spying against the united states - both government and industry. >> jeanne shaheen of new hampshire takes a different stance, calling on the nsa to come clean about surveillance programs. >> i think the revelations from edward snowden and the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral relationships with germany, with mexico, with the other countries where the suggestion is that we've listened in. we have repair twork do. we have hard questions we need to ask of the nsa about what is happening in the program. >> meanwhile -
data on americans. edward snowden's revelation confirmed it was a lie. the latest i heard it within a month, the nsa spied on more than 124 billion phone calls worldwide. that means that every single person on earth is facing the risk of being caught up in the dragnet. the person, edward snowden, he is holed up in russia because here in the states he would sure be in jail by now. >> people at the rally demanded a meaningful surveillance law reform. they came with a petition signed by more than 500 thousand people asking for an investigation. senate judiciary committees plan hearings on those programs so they want to make sure their forces are heard. one of the main messages of this rally as watch the watchers. the question is, is it really possible? so far, and he liked that has been shed on the watchers was three whistleblowers. >> more details and updates on the battle for privacy and ask her and analysis -- and expert analysis. a suicide bombing killed six people in southern russia on monday. dozens more injured. it went off in a packed bus. we retrace the events of the sad day.
edward snowden may have information about how much cooperation european governments gave to the surveillance. >> as they wrap up meetings on capitol hill, what are they saying after the first meeting emerges. >> reporter: this is part of an european inquiry set up a few months ago. this has been long planned. the first stop at chairman of the house intelligence mike rogers who said he didn't understand what all the fuss was about, that they should be glad europe is spying on them because its keeping them safe. not much there. there is talk of ongoing dialogue but the chairman of european union foreign affairs has said confidence has been damaged. >> has anything been said that their spying headquarters have been linked so they can share the spy information. >> reporter: that's the big question, what we haven't learned from the edward snowden is the amount of cooperation from the european governments and the national security agency. this is something that they have been very concerned about. as far as world leaders who are talking about things, angela merkel and so on, yo
not been a highlight of the edward snowden documents but shows how america is using the information to collect foreign information. >> p.j. crowley, european leaders are expressing outrage. how much of that is legitimate? how many of them had known that this is happening? >> well, there is an intelligence issue, and beneath the surface there is a deep relationship among intelligence that serve american interests as well as european interests, a lot of cooperation and information sharing, which is why there has been progress in combating terrorism. we're in a better position than, say, 12 years ago. the united states has been through this before with wikileaks. you had 250,000 state department documents, many classified cables. you've got awkward conversations. how could european leaders say how could you call me vain. but obviously at the end of the day interest drive relationships but politics makes relationships. you're seeing steps being taken politically to try to manage this, and stabilize the situation. it will obviously take some ti time. >> mike rogers, chairman of the intel
as the leaks keep on coming from edward snowden from the top adviser to the president about what the president knew and when he knew it. first today's trivia question. what is the most populous state with one woman in its congressional delegation. the first person to tweet the correct question will get the on air shout out. the answer and more coming up next. [ female announcer ] who are we? we are the thinkers. the job jugglers. the up all-nighters. and the ones who turn ideas into action. we've made our passions our life's work. we strive for the moments where we can say, "i did it!" ♪ we are entrepreneurs who started it all... with a signature. legalzoom has helped start over 1 million businesses, turning dreamers into business owners. and we're here to help start yours. i remember thinking there's a lot i have to do... check my blood sugar, eat better. start insulin. today i learned there's something i don't have to do anymore. my doctor said with levemir® flexpen... i don't have to use a syringe and a vial. levemir® flexpen comes prefilled with long-acting insulin taken once daily for
, that somebody may be america. thanks edward snowden. we spin on that. on monday, all music all hour long lou reed, "take a walk on the wild side." ♪ [ female announcer ] who are we? we are the thinkers. the job jugglers. the up all-nighters. and the ones who turn ideas into action. we've made our passions our life's work. we strive for the moments where we can say, "i did it!" ♪ we are entrepreneurs who started it all... with a signature. legalzoom has helped start over 1 million businesses, turning dreamers into business owners. and we're here to help start yours. >>> everybody is to leave here immediately. this is closed until further notice. clear the room at once. >> how can he close me up? on what ground? >> i'm shocked to find out gambling is going on in here. >> thank you, very much. >> shocked, shocked, i say. you mean to tell me the national security agency had the power to spy on whomever they pleased and may have taken advantage of that power? >> you can bet nsa surveillance will be a topic of conversation when they meet with secretary of state john kerry in the oval office. a
information from whistle blower edward snowden may soon emerge detailing their cooperation in the dragnet surveillance of their citizens if not the monitoring of their leaders' phone calls. al jazeera, washington. >> a british man has been arrested and charged with hacking in to the computer systems of several federal agencies including nasa and the u.s. army. 28-year-old lovie love was arrested last friday at his home northeast of london he was invited in new jersey where he used a serve tore carry out the attacks. love also faces charges related to attacks in virginia it cost the government millions of dollars. >> jersey hayes begun in to the hacking scandal that brought down the news of the world in 2011. eight people, including two of the papers former editors are now on trial. rory has more now from london. >> reporter: the defendants arrived on time for their trial but the storms that hit the u.k. southeast overnight meant that not everyone could be so prompt. proceedings got underway maybe three hours late. no matter, this is likely to be one of the u.k.s longest trials in years. t
merkel's phone and allowed it to continue. it came out after edward snowden said the u.s. has spied on world leaders. what president obama spoke to chancellor merkel when the two spoke about the spying. >> the president said we're not going to do this going forward. >> but it may have been done in the past. >> we don't want to get into the business of inventorying everything we've done in the past but what we're looking at is how can we both make necessary reforms in how we gather intelligence and how can we be more transparent about what we're doing with our allies and the public. >> joining me now ambassador mark ginsburg. it's great to have you here. the white house finds itself caught between a rock and a hard place. now they have to come out and ask for forgiveness as opposed to permission, because they never would have gotten permission to do this. but this is not unheard of. this is what we do as a country. >> spies r us. >> we've been doing it for a long time. is it just the fact that we are surprised that it would get to this level and now expect to believe that the white h
people signed up in the first month of that program. >>> new reporting today confirms what edward snowden leaked last week, that the scope of the nsa's intelligence gathering extends to america's closest ally as broad. the wall street journal reports the national security agency ended a program that spied on as many as 35 world leaders after the white house ordered an internal review over the summer. senior officials say several programs have already been shutdown and others are expected to be closed at a later date. the report also states president obama spent nearly five years in office in the dark, unaware of the nsa's practices overseas. officials say the targets of these programs are not typically decided by the president but by the agency. yesterday congressman peter king defended the nsa's programs saying they should be viewed as a positive thing for everyone involved. >> the president should stop apologizing and stop being defensive. the reality is the nsa saved thousands of lives. not just the united states but also in france and germany and throughout europe. we're not doing it
almost all based on information leaked by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden suggest the u.s. has been spying on many countries and their leaders, including important u.s. allies. >> the white house denies the report that president obama knew the n.s.a. was eavesdropping on german leader angela merkel. we have the latest. >> a nine member delegation will meet with senior government officials over allegations of widespread spying against leaders. new allegations surfaced that president obama approved spying on german chancellor angela merkel. according to the wall street journal, the president was unaware the n.s.a. was spying on world leaders and ordered the agency to stop some of the monitoring programs after learning of them. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> it's not just the europeans who are upset. over the weekend, thousands marched on washington to express their outrage. >> against mass surveillance and i'm truly honored to speak for all whistle blowers. >> some memb
in documents leaked by edward snowden, former nsa contractor. >> i think the revelations from snowden and the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to the bilateral relationships. >> the reality is the nsa saved thousands of lives, in france and germany and throughout europe. >> now, they began in 2002 and president obama was made aware of it in 2010. the nsa denies the president knew anything. >>> the troubled healthcare.gov web site is up and running. a spokes woman says visitors were unable to access the web site last night because of the a failure of service provided by verizon. and >> i know they've called in another privatentity to try to help with the security of it. the problem is, they may have to redesign the entire system. the way the system is designed, it is not secure. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sabilias addressed concerns in a block post the published on saturday. she says healthcare.gov does not retain information. >>> and a family that made strides in toughning the state's dui laws going after prescription drug abuse. nearly
, edward snowden, who said agents had been secretly gathering the phone and internet data of private citizens. u.s. officials tell "the wall street journal" that american agents have suspended spying on merkel and other world loaders, but they say the agency is still monitoring other leaders because some of the programs are producing useful intelligence. >>> smoke in tiananmen square after a car burst into flames. chinese authorities are staying tight-lipped about the deadly incident. here's more. >> reporter: a car on fire, smoke in the air. these photos show the aftermath of the monday afternoon incident in tiananmen square. i'm now passing the beijing tiananmen square. the authorities are working in this area. there is no one except for armed police in the square. the crash occurred on the north side of the square close to the entrance to the forbidden city. the spot is home to a giant portrait of mao tse tung. the news agency said a sports utility vehicle traveled a few hundred meters, then smashed into a low barrier. three people inside the suv died. two tourists have also died.
n.s.a. contract edward snowden keep coming. two spanish newspapers say the n.s.a. monitored 60 million phone calls in spain just in one month. in washington, dc, mixed reaction. >> this notion that we are going after each other on what is really legitimate protection of nation state interest is, i think, disingenuous. >> we have repair work to do and i think we have hard questions we need to ask of the nasa about what is really happening in this program. >> talk ministers are in washington for meetings with lawmakers and administration officials. the surveillance program is on the agenda but the administration insists that is not the main focus. >> a german newspaper is reporting that president obama knew chancellor merkel's mobile phone was tapped back in 2010 and approved the spying and ordered it to continue. the paper quote add high ranking n.s.a. official as the source who also said that the president was told about the spying by the n.s.a.'s director himself. >> the doctor convicted in the death of michael jackson is a free man after serving half of his four-year sentence
the story about edward snowden, information that was published in him window this morning -- in undo" newspaper this morning. interesting that the monitoring activity according to these peaked on the 11th of december and that there was a lull in the activity around christmas. coming on the day that the spanish and u.s. ambassador was summoned by the french government. he met this morning with a minister in the foreign ministry and the spanish capital. no reaction after the meeting, but it is bad timing and there may be more pressure on the spanish government to come out more strongly. condemnedy have not the allegations as much as their allies in germany and france. clear, is there a clarity of the kind of timing of the incidents that corresponded? words, why would the americans be interested in all of this? not appear that on those particular days any public incidents or events that we have knowledge of or going on, so why , or is itr that month the fact that we have window surveillance that might go on more generally and that this is not that abnormal? difficult to say due to the n
information is being misinterpreted. all the spying comes from documents taken from edward snowden. >>> the healthcare reform website takes another hit this weekend. the glitch sunday is linked to a data services hub that went down. the network failure impacted other government websites as well. the white house is blaming an outside contractor for the glitch, held secretary was expected to testify this week about the problems plaguing the online healthcare site. >> the federal government is granting $19 million in aide to maryland communities hit hard by superstorm sandy. one year ago tomorrow, the storm originally a hurricane, slammed into the east coast. property damage here was mainly centered on the lower eastern shore. the money can be used for damaged housing and infrastructure as well as economic developments. >>> and what a difference a year can make. we have a bright blue sky with no storm. take a live look outside right now and it's mostly sunny and cool, but without the weekend astounds. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage in the out back. and meteorologist
on the surveillance program. >> i think the revelations from edward snowden, and secrets that are revealed are doing damage to our bilateral relationships with germany, mexico and other countries where the suggestion is that we've lisped in -- listened in. i think we have repair work to do and hard questions it ask of the nsa about what is happening in the program. >> it's a different view from the chairman of the house homeland security committee. congressman peter king says america should stop apologising for the nas. >> the reality is the nsa saved thousands of lives - not just the united states, but france, germany and throughout europe. the french carried out spying operations ai gaips the united states -- against the united states. as far as germany - that's where the hamburg plot began laing to nchb -- leading to 9/11. >> former secretary of state madeleine albright agrees, saying the u.s. is not the only one that spies on world leaders, but says france listened to her calls. a french ambassador once ask her about something she said on a private call. madeleine albright said: >> a roadside bo
about was the last thing he did at cia, taking part in the damage assessment on edward snowden. how serious a threat is that to national security? >> this is the most serious leak, the most serious compromise of classified information in the history of the u.s. intelligence agency. >> >> miller: because of the amount of it or the type in >> the amount and the type. ♪ ♪ >> simon: the phrase "the greatest show on earth" usually refers to the circus, but man named peter gelb who runs the metropolitan opera in new york city is doing everything he can to change that. there's no other place where you can see such monumental staging, elaborate sets and a cast of hundreds. but the met is above all about extraordinary voices, some of the best voices in the world. tonight we're going to take you backstage at the met and show it to you in a way you've never seen it before. >> i'm steve kroft. >> i'm lesley stahl. >> i'm morley safer. >> i'm bob simon. >> i'm lara logan. >> i'm scott pelley. those stories tonight on "60 minutes." >> cbs money watch update sponsored by: >> glor: good evening
resident, edward snowden. spain is the latest nation, demanding answers from the u.s. danielle nottingham reports from wjz -- for wjz, from washington, d.c. >> reporter: a del delegation of diplomats arrived. >> i think we have to make a clear distinction between fighting together terrorism, but not spying on friends. >> reporter: former national security agency contractor, edward snowden, leaked documents, revealing that the u.s. tapped german chancellor angla merkel's private cell phone. president obama steered clear of the controversy, as he helped swear in his new fbi director. but the white house is saying u.s. intelligence gathering is under review. >> the president clearly feels strongly about making sure that we are not just collecting information because we can but because we should. >> reporter: besides being embarrassing, spying on allies could have economic consequences, as washington works to negotiate a major trade deal with the european union. >> reporter: former state department analyst james louis said the u.s. won't stop the program because in a post-9/11 world, the info
is not letting up. all is coming from one-time resident edward snowden. spain is the latest nation, demanding answers from the u.s. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from washington. >> reporter: a delegation from european diplomats hope to limit u.s. spying on their leaders. >> i think i have to make a clear distinction between fighting together terrorism but not spying on friends. >> reporter: former national security agency contractor edward snowden released documents that revealed that the u.s. had tapped german canc lor angela merkel's cell phone. president obama steered clear of the controversy, as he helped swear in his new fbi director. but the white house is saying u.s. intelligence gathering is under review. >> the president clearly feels strongly about making sure that we are not just collecting information because we can but because we should. >> reporter: besides being embarrassing, spying on allies could have economic consequences, as washington works to negotiate a major trade deal with the european union. >> reporter: former state department analyst, james louis says the u.s
.s. surveillance abroad. the material handed over to a reporter by nsa leaker edward snowden and it's providing a seemingly endless stream of revelations. those revelations are rocking america's relationships with some of its closest allies. christiane amanpour is joining us right now. you just spoke to the reporter who has been breaking all of these edward snowden leaks. what did he just tell you? >> reporter: well, first of all, they have thousands and thousands of documents but also, that he just simply rejects what, for instance, mike rogers, chairman of the house intelligence committee, british prime minister david cameron, many, many u.s. and other allied officials are saying, which is that this is dangerous, what they're doing, that they are putting all sorts of people at risk, they are compromising all sorts of abilities to close down terrorist cells and plots and this and that. he rejects that and always has. this is what he said to me on that. >> every terrorist who is capable of tying their own shoes has long known that the u.s. government and the uk government are trying to monitor
n.s.a. leaker edward snowden is that the u.s. government apparently monitored the phone calls of at least 30 world leaders, including most infamously, german chancellor angela merkel, who was holding up a new encrypted cell phone to say you can't touch me now. a little m.c. hammer there. brit, we've heard about mass data collection. but when you're talking about targeted, the phones of our allies, our friends, people that president obama sits in the oval office with and at summits with, is that over the line? >> do we know if the phones were being actually listened in on and calls recorded and the substance of the calls noted? or is this another case where we have her phone calls, we know whom she called and when and for how long they spoke? my own guess is that it is that which i'veñr just described. and moreover, this has been going on for a long time in one way or another. we spy on foreign leaders, theyñr spy on our leaders or try to. we're better at it perhaps than they are and they don't like it. now it is out in the open. the people affected have to be indignant, and
: the newest edward snowden documents report more spying on america's closest allies. in spain the nsa reports listening in on 60 million phone calls in a single month and in germany a newspaper reports that president obama was briefed by nsa chief keith alexander about spying on german chance large angela merkel's calls back in 2010 and contradicting white house assurances that the president was not aware of the extent of the surveillance. the nsa quickly denied the report saying the following. nor has he ever discussed alleged operations involving merkel. the nsa's denial a clear step beyond the white house's willingness, up to now, only to deny present and future monitoring. >> i i can tell you that the president assured chancellor that the united states has not monitored and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> reporter: german intelligence experts are supposed to come to the united states to challenge their counterparts on the spying after a german official accused the u.s. of breaking german law on german soil but mike rogers defended the nsa surveillance on cnn sund
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about the fallout from the edward snowden leaks. >> this is the most serious leak, most serious compromise in the u.s. intelligence committee. >> because of the amount of it and the type. >> the amount and the type. >> website reboot. secretary of hhs kathleen sebelius faces questions on capitol hill wednesday after healthcare.gov went down over the weekend adding fuel to the criticism and more fodder for snl. >> i have a number of friendly tips to help you deal with those problems. for example, have you tried restarting your computer. sometimes it helps to turn the computer off and turn it back on. we don't know why. it just does. >> poetic license, the literally legend maya angelou joins us this hour. children's love for books. >> good day, i'm andrea mitchell in washington. edward snowden's leaks keep coming faster than the white house can even respond. over the weekend the nsa claimed president obama had no idea angela merkel's personal cell phone was tapped back since 2002. so how credible is that denial? joining me now is chuck todd nbc's white house correspondent, politic
. >> jeff: and does edward snowden come up, the fact that more leaks are going to come out come up. >> i think it does. and i think will you see it on a couple of levels, jeff, number one glenn greenwald from the "guardian" is already tweeting that another large country is going to learn that it was the subject of u.s. surveillance tomorrow. so the shoes keep dropping. >> jeff: yup. >> but i also think that there's going to be a reach out to people that we have worked with that may not be public knowledge that they cooperated with it, and those countries are going to be told this may be disclosed and could be compromised as well as people we may have listened in on to say look, this is going to come out too. and here it is in contact and let's try and move on. so this is a gift that keeps on giving and giving. >> jeff: john miller, thank you very much. a reminder you can see john's interview have with former deputy director of the cia mike morell on "60 minutes" at 7:00 p.m., 6:00, central. tuesday marks the first anniversary of superstorm sandy. today new jersey governor chris christie
those this france and germany. the documents were leased by former contractor edward snowden. >> i think the revelations from snowden and secreted that have been revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral relationships. >> i think the president should stop apologizing. i think the nsa has saved thousands of lives throughout germany and europe. >> this started in 2002 and they say president obama was aware of it. the nsa is denying the president new anything. >>> today workers will start a voting period. members of the employees change the salary last month that affects their health coverage. the union says the uc is trying to intimidate it's workers. >>> saul is off but tara is here and you will spend a lot of time talking about the winds for this morning's commute. >> can you hear it how welling houlg last night? let's take a live look at the san mateo bridge where it's foggy. the earlier wind advisory here was canceled and no problems at the bridge. the bay bridge, is difficult. be careful on the golden bridge and it's also quite windy. you see we are doing a pan of the cit
given to him by edward snowden tweeted that the newspaper will publish a revelation today. >>> the howard county police officer shot during a confrontation with a suspect is now recovering at home. he was discharged sunday from the hospital. officer steven houk was injured last wednesday when he and other officers confronted a man wandering in front of a car carership on route 1 in lawferl. that -- in laurel. that man stephon prather is being held without bond. >>> a love triangle leaves three dead -- excuse me -- in an apparent murder-suicide in glen bernie. officers found the body of 27- year-old firefighter andrew hoffman and his girlfriend marie hartman inside hoffman's home early sunday morning. investigators say both were shot to death by a baltimore city police officer christopher robinson before robinson then turned the gun on himself. hoffman was a third generation firefighter who just last july was honored for safely returning a wandering toddler home. >> it just shows you a lot of character on this young man who was tragically gunned down in this murder-suicide.
closest allies. the newest edward snowden documents reveal more spying on america's closest allies. spain reports the nsa listened in on 60 million phone calls in a single month. in germany, the newspaper records, president obama was briefed by nsa chief keith alexander about spying on angela merkel's calls. the nsa quickly denied the report telling cnn general sander did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving german chancellor merkel, nor has he ever discussed alleged operations involving murkle. the nsa says the willingness up to now to deny present and future monitoring. >> i can tell you the president can assure the chancellor, the sungs not and will not 3407b tore the conversations of the chancellor. >> reporter: they are coming to the u.s. to challenge their american counterparts, after breaking quote german law on german soil. house chairman rodgers defended the nsa under surveillance on cnn sunday saying it was both well regulated and essential to keeping both americans and europeans safe from terrorism. >> i think the biggest
snowden' snowden's snowdd edward cameron's are are answer was this. >> i don't want to use the tougher measures. i think it's better to appeal to the social responsibility, it will be difficult for government to stand back and not to act. >> ing earlier in the houses of parliament. comments being made in spain as well today. >> the ramifications of the leaks, the nsa and the gchq are annoying governments all around the world. spain is the latest. its foreign minister has said revelations will suffer and actions will be taken on their behalf so they're clearly not happy about what's going on. >> you've had a busy day, talk about it i guess you could call it a spying scandal in the u.k, concerns media, newspapers and a hacking trial. i know you were in court earlier for that. >> yes, this has been going on for years as far as i can remember. this is a scandal which involves british newspapers and what they would do over a period of a decade, and two figures that are quite well-known in british public life, re rebecca brooks,d andy corson former editor of news of the world. they and six o
. the leaks and outrage continued to spread. now in spain where documents leaked by edward snowden suggest the nsa man tored 60 million spanish phone calls in a single month. the outrage is palpable. in the press, on the streets. the people in this country feel the nsa has invaded their countries and their privacy. george? >> thanks, terry. let's get more on this from jon karl. they're saying the entire nsa program under review? >> reporter: that's right. they're saying nothing of substance about the reports yet but pointing to this review which they say will be done by december 15th. but, the nsa released a statement over the weekend saying that the nsa has never discussed with the president any program involving espionage on german chancellor, angela merkel. the president has to explain to our allies why we have been spying on them and explain why he, the president of the united states, didn't know anything about this for five years. >> hard to believe they wouldn't tell him. mean while, on the domestic front, healthcare.gov under continuous fire. kathleen sebelius will go to capitol hil
by contractor edward snowden. this comes amid the political fire storm over whether president obama was informed that the german prime minister's phone calls were wiretapped. >> giving any document at all about any world leader, the person briefing him or the briefing bookie would have to say where it came from, especially since it's so controversial, so sensitive, i should say. to no. i can't believe as commander in chief, as president of the united states that if this was being done that he didn't know about it. >> and others, democratic operatives, say there's every reason to believe the president did know that there was this danger and this is why he gave up his blackberry. >> when the private gave up his blackberry the day he became president and he was upset he had to give it up, why? because other countries would be listening in on it. the real miracle or stunning thing to me is that the british purchase thought she could talk to a cell phone and no one would be listening to her, allies or foes would be listening in on her conversations. of course we were. >> how does the n.s.a. respond t
in the document dump from edward snowden. there were reports that the u.s. was tapping merkel's phone and she called talking about a grave breech of trust. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> still, the white house did not deny previous spying. another german publication is reporting that the u.s. embassy in berlin houses a secret listening post spying on german officials it business leaders. this after reports the nsa monitored70 million phone calls in france in less than a month. mexico and brazil are investigating whether their own high ranking officials were spied on by the nsa thousands of protesters marched condemning the scope of the intelligence gathering. >> we are against mass surveillance and i am honored to speak for all whistle-blowers. >> they may add their voices when they seek answers in washington this week. abc news new york. >>> an intersection is about to get a first of its kind camera to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe. the enforcement system will be activated on
those n is a surveillance documents that he received from edward snowden. joining us now, farhad nanju. and here in washington, david zurich, television and media critic for the baltimore sun. farhad, do these tech billionaires have a shot at reviving and revolutionizing the news business? >> yeah. i don't want to be too hopeful, but i would say that they do have a shot. i think for the first time that i've been working in journal i. for the past ten years or so, there's some glimmers of hope. there's reasons to be optimistic that we may see a turn around. and that's mostly because these billionaire res known to -- are known primarily for their business model innovations, for the experimentation and their willingness to try new things. .that's precisely, i think, what the journalism business needs. and, of course, they also have deep pockets so they can -- you know, they can sustain lots of losses before something pays off. >> it really helps to have a big bank book, especially since these changes will obviously take time. but how do you sell news? let me put up a photo on the screen f
to the nsa. we fired a lawsuit. lawsuit.a in 2008 we filed another. thanks to the leaks of edward snowden, this year we filed along with plaintiffs in the crowd a lawsuit stating that nsa surveillance violates the first amendment. we are a nonprofit civil liberties law and technology firm that got started way back in 1990, defending the rights of individuals to have constitutional rights when it comes to technology, but we can only do it because we have so many members supporting us, fighting with us, thank you for coming out here today. we could not do this without you. honestly, we could not do it without coalition members. a 100-plus organization to companies, folks who do amazing work all over the world, free press, who amazes me, you have no idea how many hours they put into putting this together. they have so much energy, you guys are the best. fight for the future, which makes me feel conservative by comparison. yesterday, friday, they put together 55 meetings in congress. citizens all over the country we came together and met in meetings for internet surveillance. we have demand p
. it is the latest bomb shell allegation in the document dump from edward snowden. there were reports that the u.s. was tapping merkel's phone and she called talking about a grave breech of trust. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> still, the white house did not deny previous spying. another german publication is reporting that the u.s. embassy in berlin houses secret lis secret listening post spying on german officials it business leaders. this after reports the nsa monitored70 million phone calls in france in less than a month. mexico and brazil are investigating whether their own high ranking officials were spied on by the nsa thousands of protesters marched condemning the scope of the intelligence gathering. >> we are against mass surveillance and i am honored to speak for all whistle-blowers. >> they may add their voices when they seek answers in washington this week. abc news new york. >>> an intersection is about to get a first of its kind camera to keep pedestrians and cyclists sa
mundo is getting the information from edward snowden. comes from claims that president obama knew about and improved spying on angela merkel. not true. house and homeland security, says the house should stop apologizing for the nsa, and dick cheney agreed. >> important to the security of the nation and need to be preserved. >> the reality is the nsa has saved thousands of lives not only the united states but in france and germany and throughout europe. the french are ones to talk. the fact is they carried out spying operations against united states both the government and industry. >> a much different thought though from democratic senator jean sheheen. she called for the government to come clean about its surveillance program. >> i think the revelations from snowden and the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral ription relationshipsh germany with mexico with the other countries where the suggestion is we've listened in. so i think we have repair work to do and we have hard questions we need to ask about the nsa about what is really happening in t
based on the information leaked by former nsa contractor edward snowden. reports deny that president obama knew that nsa was spying on angela merkel. >>> news executives are in a london courtroom charged with tackinhacking phones and bribing officials. the trial is expected to run through spring. >>> there is a new glitch playing the affordable healthcare website. the data hub is down halting online enrollment. that hub went down on sunday. it's key in determining eligibility for tax credits which can reduce the cost of those monthly insurance problems. the problem was caused with a connectivity issue at a center operated by verizon. those are your headlines. consider this i"consider this" e have news 24 hours a day at www.aljazeera.com. fought by antibiotics. is it too late to catch up and infections. >> a look at america's conspiracy theories with brad melt zer. did bobby kennedy take his brother's brain and how long was the fbi tracking lee harvey oswald before the assassination. >> wing suit flying is a deadly sport. mountains. >> i'm antonio mora, welcome to "consider this." we
and their leaders almost all of them based on the information leaked by former nsa contractor edward snowden. reports deny that president obama knew that nsa was spying on angela merkel. >>> news executives are in a london courtroom charged with tackinhacking phones and bribing
million calls in spain in one month. documents provided by nsa leaker edward snowden. the spanish government summoned the american ambassador asking for an explanation. >>> this weekend, thousands of protesters marched on capitol hill demanding an end to the government surveillance program at home and abroad. many carried signs praising snowden and thanking him for blowing wistle on the nsa by leaking classified documents. this comes as international outrage builds over the broad scope of the nsa's data gathering over years. european leaders continue to put pressure on the country to for a new spying deal on allies. chefon, thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. >> let's explain why it is some officials have explained perhaps why the president would not know about this for five years. >> as it was explained to us, this type of surveillance is the type of program or decision that would be executed at the level of the national security agency and the way the protocols are set up at this point, that's sort of where the line of information would stop. there isn't necessarily a
with edward snowden months ago, they start eed to b very upset in germany, partly because of their history with the secret police, and partly because they thought this president would be different. they thought president obama would do some different in national security than president bush. that's colored their opinion. as former secretary of state madeleine albright has said, everybody does it, i was even bugged by the french when i was u.s. ambassador to the u.n. >> julian, should he have known if the nsa was tapping a personal cell phone of a world leader? >> certainly, the president doesn't know everything going on with the nsa, and we shouldn't expect that. but when you're talking about the surveillance of world leaders and an issue that's been controversial for a while now, you would expect that there's some knowledge, eerlth by the president or people surrounding him. he hasn't said much about the second part of that, but i do think they're surprised that this was off the radar in the inner circles of the white house. >> christiane, you point out spying, one of the world's oldest p
. word from edward snowden that the u.s. has eavesdropped on frenchmen, even on angela merkel's cell phone. a furious merkel called president obama to complain. >> the president spoke to angela merkel, reassured her that the president is not and will not monitor the chancellor's communications. >> reporter: but the white house did not deny that it had happened. >> is not monitoring, will not monitor. i think you're missing a tense there. you've got your president progressive there, you got your simple future, but you're missing your past progressive. >> reporter: the secretary of state has been putting out fires here, there and everywhere. especially over u.s. policy toward syria. after two years of war and the assad regime's chemical attack killing more than a thousand civilians, including children, the saudis accused president obama of backing down, even helping assad butcher his own people. >> the shameful way that the world community accepts the impunity of the butcher of syria is a blot on the conscience of the world. >> reporter: furious that the u.s. did not carry out its thre
own allies, some of the documents posted by or leaked by edward snowden to the media indicate these programs started in 2002. why spy on an ally? >> jake, if there were such a program, it would be classified. i couldn't talk about it. it would be totally inappropriate. i haven't been in the loop obviously for more than four years. so it's just one of those subjects i couldn't discuss. >> without getting specific, on a theoretical basis, what is the interest of the united states in conducting surveilance on a country or a leader who is a clear ally of the united states? >> i've got to go with the answer i've given you. let me say this. we do have a fantastic intelligence capability worldwide against all kinds of potential issues and concerns. we are vulnerable as was shown on 9/11. and you never know what you're going to need when you need it. the fact is we do collect a lot of intelligence. without speaking of any particular target or group of targets that intelligence capability is enormously important to the united states to our conduct of foreign policy, to the defense matt
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